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Mopheads(Hydrangea macrophylla)

The most popular hydrangeas grown in home gardens and landscapes. Most mopheads grown today are blue or pink. A few varieties are white.  These Hydranges will vary in color depending on the pH of your soil. Blue in acidic soik, lighter or pink in alkaline soil.  Mopheads need moist soil

Buttons N’ Bows



  • Fast growing
  • Needs moist soil
  • Good for tiny gardens


Nikko Blue



  • In acidic soil, the Nikko Blue hydrangea has deep blue flowers
  • In alkaline soil, the blooms tend to be lighter, and sometimes even pink.


Oak Leaf Hydranges(Hydrangea quercifolia)

Distinguished by characteristic oak leaf-shaped foliage. The leathery leaves are large and turn purple, orangey-bronze or red in the fall.  They are multi-stemmed shrubs, and the branches can shoot out from the center in any direction. Exfoliating bark offers winter interest.  Flower in clusters, and the white flowers fade to a pinkish-brown in fall; their floral display is extremely long lasting.  These hydranges are native to the southeastern U.S.  Flower Color does not vary with soil pH

Sikes Dwarf


  • Dwarf Oak-leaf Hydrangea
  • Thrives in moist, slightly acidic, organically rich, well-drained soil.
  • Mulch is recommended for keeping roots cool and moist.
  • Prefers sun to part shade.
  • Flowers on old wood and should be pruned after flowering


Snow Queen


  • Its upright habit is useful in small spaces;
  • its rich green leaves take full sun and
  • its large, white, well-filled flower heads are held on rigid stems and do not droop after rain.
  • It reqkuires less water than MopHead types

4’ -6’

Lacecap Hydranges: (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Variegata')

A romantic lacecap Hydrangea that makes excellent border background with the added bonus of gentian-blue flowers when planted in acidic soils. Plant as a single specimen with other shrubs or group for a more broad flowering display. Makes a good complement for Fern dells and a great solution for the shade under trees.

Variegate Lacecap


  • Excellent choice for the shrub border or as a garden accent.
  • Spectacular blue lacecap flower heads.
  • Large green leaves with creamy-white edges.
  • Clusters of small fertile flowers surrounded by a ring of big sterile flowers.
  • Blooms on wood from previous year so prune after blooming.
  • Color is basically determined from soil type, i.e., blue or purple in acid soils and pink or red in neutral or alkaline soils.
  • Blooms usually last a long time.


General Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before spring growth. Prune to shape after flowering. Pruning time: summer after flowering.

Important Info : Hydrangeas are decidious plants.  They prefer soil and light conditions similar to camellias and azelas.

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